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As I type, I have a whanging headache. It is so bad, in fact, that I cannot sleep (obviously, I’m sitting here blogging). It’s kind of hard to rack your brain for a good natural headache remedy when your brain already hurts. But just now, an inspiration struck me: Peppermint Essential Oil. Yeah, baby! I’ve rubbed a few drops on my temples, the back of my neck, and on my shoulders, and I’m just waiting for that nice menthol-y tingle to settle in (where do you think “menthol” comes from? That’s right, from Mentha piperita). Ahh, can’t wait. Well, now, another inspiration … Continue reading
So you now know how to make herbal preparations for both internal (capsules, infusions, tinctures) and external (poultices, fomentations, salves) use. But what herb or herbs should you use in your tisane, decoction, ointment, or syrup? The answer to this question (pay attention because I’m about to tell you what I spent thousands of dollars and a couple years learning while obtaining my Master Herbalist diploma) depends on whether you’re taking the herbs for overall health, to support a particular organ system or systems, or trying to solve a specific health issue or problem. You see, there are 15 groups of … Continue reading